Wake up to the nocturnal Hyderabad sights and sounds. The princely city of Hyderabad never fails to mesmerize and attract. Here’s a city that’s steeped in heritage, culture, valour and splendour. Even though the city is progresses ahead, as a global IT hub, it has still retained its past glory along with a modern touch.
Which is why, there is much to do for the quintessential tourists. Be it day or night, the charm just stays on. Here are a few hand-picked places for you to visit in Hyderabad at night.
Storytelling at the Golconda Son et Lumiere
The stately Golconda Fort, located just 11 kms from Hyderabad, was the erstwhile capital of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty. It was built by the Kakatiya Dynasty on 390 ft. high sheer granite hill. The Fort witnessed many conquests and surrenders. What brings the tale of the fort alive, is the not to missed Son et Lumiere that takes place once the sun sets. Narrated in the baritone voice of Shri. Amitabh Bachchan and a melodious ghazal by Late Jagjit Singh, the entire history of Golconda Fort is beautifully covered in a magical night.
See the shine of the Charminar
The iconic Charminar or the four minarets is the heart and soul of Hyderabad. Built in 1591, by the 5th ruler of the Outb Shahi Dynast, Muhammad Quil Qutb Shah. It still attracts hordes of visitors from across the world. As the sun sets, the Charminar stands tall, resplendent and beautiful adorned with lights. It is sight that’s not to be missed. It’s golden yellow sheen made from granite, limestone, mortar and marble gets an ethereal sheen at night. Then, head to the nearby Lad Bazaar for the famed Lacquered Bangles.
Create ripples at the Hussain Saagar
The Hussain Saagar or popularly known as the Tank Bund separates the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad. Here, there is a lot to do in the night. Go on a speed boat ride right to the huge Buddha Statue in the middle of the lake. Or go on a launch ride. Perhaps you could sit at Altitude Restaurant and admire the picturesque lake and the well lit-up surroundings.
Climb up Maula Ali Hill
See the historic, modern skyline of Hyderabad from the Maula Ali Hill at night. A dome shaped hill, that is revered for the Maula Ali Dargah. From this point, you get a view that will stay with you long after.
Drive past Durgam Cheruvu
Durgam Cheruvu or the Secret Lake adjoining the plush Jubilee Hills area, used to be a well kept secret. Now it’s a picturesque place you can drive thru and go all the way to Hi-Tech city with some awesome restaurants and night spots.
More nocturnal things to do in Hyderabad
Go Karting, Pubbing, Shopping at Begum Bazaar, Drive at the tree-lined Necklace Road or simply have a Midnight freshly brewed Coffee at Moonshine Project resto-pub and lounge café.’